saturday 9

It's Late

1) Ricky Nelson laments that he should have been home hours ago. When is the last time you stayed up later than you should have? What were you doing? I was scrolling through either Instagram or Facebook and it was Tuesday night

2) Compounding Ricky's problem is that he's nearly out of gas. How is your gas tank right now? When did you most recently fill 'er up?
I filled the tank Wednesday

3) It gets worse! He can't call home because he doesn't have a dime for the pay phone. Have you recently been in a situation where you've been glad you had your cell phone handy? not that I can remember

4) The video for this song is from an episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Ozzie Nelson, Ricky's father, was in charge of the show and made the rules. One was that no one was allowed to smoke on the set ... except his wife, Harriet. Do you smoke? Have you ever lived with a smoker? I was a social smoker for a long time; I have not smoked in more than 21 years

5) Life magazine coined the phrase "teen idol" to describe Ricky's popularity. According to Tiger Beat, today's teen idols include Johnny Orlando and Ruby Jay. Johnny was born in 2003, Ruby in 2004. Sam admits that before today, she had no idea who these young people are. How about you? I have not heard of either of them

6) While Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan have posthumously praised Ricky Nelson's music, 1950s music critics dismissed him as a lightweight. What's the last review you read? Was it written by a professional critic, or was it contributed by a consumer to a site like Amazon or Yelp? I read a review of the new reality tv show called Songland

7) At the height of his popularity, Ricky tried his hand at movies, appearing in the western Rio Bravo with John Wayne. He turned 18 during the filming, and Wayne celebrated by playfully throwing Ricky into a sack of horse manure. Do you think pranks and practical jokes are funny? no

8) In 1959, when this song was popular, the St. Lawrence Seaway was completed. It connects Canada to our Great Lakes. Without looking it up, can you name all 5 Great Lakes? I can because of HOMES

9) Random question – You drive past a local motel and see the car of a very married friend right there in the lot. Would you ask her about it? in all honesty, I doubt I would notice the car


Stacy said...

Why did I never learn HOMES in school??

The Gal Herself said...

#9 -- I was afraid to admit that, but it's true of me, also.

CountryDew said...

I like the HOMES better than remembering a song, but then again, it's a good song. I guess we all gotta do what we gotta do to keep the brain cells working.

zippiknits...sometimes said...

I wrote in Great Lake instead of Lake Superior. D'oh!
What is HOMES?
And, yes, I'd probably not notice the car, either. I tend to not notice a lot of extraneous things while driving. Speeding cars approaching a red light, yes.
Stay Sane my sweet friend..

zippiknits...sometimes said...

OMG! I get it! Never mind..